WhatsApp Viewer

Small tool to display chats from the Android msgstore.db database.

How to use

  1. You need root access to your phone. If you don't know what it is: Wikipedia
  2. Download your WhatsApp database and key files:
    • /data/data/com.whatsapp/files/key
    • /data/data/com.whatsapp/databases/msgstore.db
    • /data/data/com.whatsapp/databases/wa.db
  3. Open WhatsApp Viewer
  4. File -> Open -> Select file
  5. Select msgstore.db in the folder "extracted"
  6. Leave account name empty, is was used for older versions of WhatsApp (crypt5)
  7. Optional: If you want, you can import contact names from the wa.db file

Command line support

"WhatsApp Viewer.exe" -decrypt12 msgstore-2016-10-22.1.db.crypt12 whatsapp.cryptkey12 decrypted.db

You cannot see bigger images because only thumbnails are stored in the database.

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